Katrina Best is an award-winning author with over fifteen years’ experience working in film and television internationally (UK, Canada, USA and Europe – production & development) as a screenwriter, script editor, story consultant, content analyst, development executive and producer.
Katrina began her professional career as an in-house writer, researcher and editor on a bestselling women’s weekly magazine in London. She went on to work as a freelance writer and editor in the UK, Canada and the US, across a variety of fields and media including: book publishing, factual TV, documentary, print journalism, radio, online publishing, digital content, NGOs, marketing, social media, local government, academia, gaming and animation.
Following the publication of BIRD EAT BIRD (short stories, Insomniac Press), which won the 2011 regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book (Canada and the Caribbean), Katrina has participated in numerous literary readings and author events at writers’ festivals, schools and universities. She was also film columnist for Matrix literary magazine, judged the short fiction category for their annual LitPop Awards, and was the first online writer-in-residence for Commonwealth Writers.
Having recently moved back to the UK after two decades in North America, Katrina continues to freelance on both sides of the Atlantic and is at work on her second book, a novel. In addition, Katrina teaches creative writing – for more information about this, please see CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS.